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Beef & Spinach Gyros Recipe

Beef & Spinach Gyros Recipe

A gyro typically is made of meat, often lamb, roasted on a spit and served sandwich style in folded pita bread. It's topped with tomato, onion and a Greek-style yogurt. Tradition takes a slight twist with the use of ground beef, spinach and ripe olives. Opa! —Mary Johnson, Coloma, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning, divided
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 6 pita breads (6 inches), halved
  • 12 lettuce leaves
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Add the spinach, onions, olives and 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper; heat through. Stir in tomato; set aside.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, mayonnaise and remaining lemon-pepper. Line pita halves with lettuce; fill with beef mixture and feta cheese. Serve with yogurt sauce. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 filled pita halves with 1/4 cup sauce equals 453 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 1,027 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 28 g protein.